Fulton Market District

Chicago, IL
Altamanu Inc is currently engaged by the Chicago Department of Transportation to redesign one of Chicago’s most historic streets, Fulton Market. The design will feature both a curbless “flex street” as well as an iconic entry Gateway at Halsted and Fulton Market.
Fulton Market is a dynamic street in the midst of great change. Historically this corridor primarily housed food processing and distribution facilities with open air markets and active distribution. Today, these food wholesalers share this unique street with high-end restaurants, art galleries and innovative technology businesses.
The City of Chicago, in order to ensure the area continues to serve the needs of both existing and new companies, is implementing a strategic land-use plan that preserves the area’s fundamental historic characteristics while providing a framework for sustainable economic growth and investment.
Altamanu is working with CDOT and the public to create an innovative new design for the street.   The curbless flex street design will accommodate existing distribution and truck traffic during the day, and allow for street closures for special events and weekend farmers markets. The historic cobblestone paving will be reclaimed and used throughout the intersections, and custom wood and steel site furnishings will allow ample on-street seating to serve the burgeoning outdoor restaurant and cafe businesses.   This project also features infiltration planters and new LED street lighting.